State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) issued the following statement in opposition to Allegan County’s recently implemented mask mandate for students and teachers in all K-6 classrooms, regardless of vaccination status:
“As a representative of Allegan County, it is my duty to represent the interests of the residents of Allegan County. I am compelled to speak out against the recent mask mandate that has been handed down by one unelected bureaucrat in the county. I know the residents of Allegan County. They are our neighbors, friends, and families. It is abundantly clear that the people of Allegan County do not want a mask mandate. The people of Allegan County support each individual’s right to make personal medical decisions for themselves. In Allegan County, we trust the parents to decide what is best for their children, not some unelected bureaucrat.
“This heavy-handed mandate acts as a one-size-fits-all solution for an entire community of adults and families who are entirely capable of making their own decisions. It also fails to take into consideration those who are unable to wear masks or are already vaccinated. The people of Allegan County have been safely enjoying their lives free from the intrusion of an unelected bureaucrat telling them how to live.
“I am urging schools within Allegan County to ignore this mandate and let parents decide what is in the best interest for their own families – rather than dictate every action they take. As a state legislator, I am not afraid to work with my colleagues to use the power of the purse if the Allegan County Health Department continues to ignore the will of the people.”
Members of the Michigan House and Senate oversight committees, including House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), on Tuesday will meet with newly appointed state Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Julia Dale and officials from the state Auditor General’s office to discuss a recent audit detailing mistakes made by the agency. The state Auditor General examined […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson says that Thursday’s Auditor General’s report on almost $4 billion in overpayments by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency during the pandemic reflect a failure by the Whitmer administration and ineptitude and ineffectiveness on the part of the UIA.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson looks ahead to a joint hearing Tuesday, November 30, with his committee and the Senate Oversight Committee to hear from the Michigan Auditor General’s office on their report on the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Rep. Johnson says the UIA made almost $4 billion in overpayments during the pandemic and […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said findings from the state Auditor General show the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency made key errors that prolonged confusion and anxiety for many throughout Michigan as they tried to get needed assistance.